Wayne Roderick Lectures

Epilobium siskiyouense in the Klamath Mountains Photo by Glenn Keator

Epilobium siskiyouense in the Klamath Mountains
Photo by Glenn Keator

Join us for our popular series of free public lectures on a broad array of topics related to plants and natural history. Named in honor of its founder, the Wayne Roderick Lecture Series takes place on Saturday mornings from November through February at 10:30 a.m. in the Visitor Center of the Regional Parks Botanic Garden. These illustrated presentations are enjoyable for beginners and professionals alike. All lectures are free and open to the public.

Saturday Mornings at 10:30
Free to the Public

Note: Seating is limited, so it is advisable to arrive early, save a seat, and enjoy the garden until lecture time. (Don’t forget: Free tours of the Garden begin every Saturday at 2:00 p.m. and Sunday at 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.)

Nov. 3 – Bart O’Brien: Botanical Highlights of Baja California Field Trips in the 1990s: Slides.
Nov. 10 – Ted Kipping: Botanizing Across North Carolina.
Nov. 17**Lecture canceled due to poor air quality**
Nov. 24 – NO lecture – Thanksgiving weekend!

Dec. 1 – Ken Hickman: Mt Umunhum – A Botanically Significant Summit Open After 60 Years – A Photo Tour.
Dec. 8 – Heath Bartosh: Northern California Black Walnut – A Tree with Many Stories.
AND After Heath’s talk, there will be a 15 minute break and at approximately noon, Bob Sikora will demonstrate his photographic method for creating digital images of slides.
Dec. 15 – Dan Gluesenkamp: TBA
Dec. 22 – TBA
Dec. 29 – NO lecture – enjoy the holidays!

Jan. 5 – Michael Uhler: A trip in search of floral gems in Nevada’s Ruby Mountains. A photographic recount of a knapsack trip high in The Rubies.
Jan. 12 – Steve Schoenig: Monkeyflowers in Flux – Focusing on Northern California.
Jan. 19 – Bob Case: Exploring Interesting Plants of Iowa, Missouri, and Nebraska on the Lewis and Clark Trail and Badlands National Park, South Dakota.
Jan. 26 – Greti Séquin: Carolus Linnaeus – or Carl von Linné – and the Naming of Everything. An illustrated story of Linné’s life and work and a look at his botanical garden in Uppsala, Sweden.

Feb. 2 – Dick O’Donnell: TBA.
Feb. 9 – Jon Rebman and Sula Vanderplank: Baja California.
Feb. 16 – Ted Kipping: TBA.
Feb. 23 – Keir Wefferling: Uncovering Cryptic Hybridization and Genome Duplication within the Goldback and Silverback ferns (Pentagramma, Pteridaceae).

Mar. 2 – Bart O’Brien: The Gulf of California Islands, Mexico, Expedition of 2018.

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